NBC has officially closed the book on its drama series “Taken,” canceling the show after two seasons.

The move doesn’t come as a big surprise, since the show was pulled from the schedule a few weeks ago. It will finish out its run on Saturdays starting May 26.

“Taken” had the dubious distinction of being NBC’s lowest-rated show of the season. It averaged just a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 on Friday nights, a 60-percent drop from its first season (when it aired on Monday nights).

Though set in the present, the show positioned itself as a prequel to the “Taken” films that starred Liam Neeson. In the show, a younger version of Neeson’s character, Bryan Mills, is a CIA operative played by Clive Standen. The cast also includes Jennifer Beals, Jessica Camacho, Adam Goldberg, Matthew Gross and Greg Plageman.

“Taken” becomes the 46th series canceled in 2017-18.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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